Professor Greg Shepherd

Black Belt and Instructor

Professor Greg began training in Jiu Jitsu in 2011. Originally from Maryland, Greg excelled in football and baseball through high school and college. After moving to the St Louis area, Greg finished college at UMSL while also earning All-American honors as a relief pitcher.

He got his son interested in Jiu Jitsu shortly after he started and his son Joey is now a purple belt and in the US Marines.

Greg has learned under Professor Mike and Professor Steve and owes them credit for his Jiu Jitsu skill as well as for his interest and passion in teaching Jiu Jitsu.

Ranks and Certifications


Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


IBJJF Master Worlds Purple Belt Bronze 2017


Multiple time IBJJF Open Gold Medalist


Multiple time AGF Tournament Medalist


Gracie Barra ICP Certified Instructor


IBJJF Competition Rules Certified


AGF Referee


Fuji BJJ Referee


CPR Certification